Originally posted by malinga
Hi, recently found this site:
which has really helped me get the hang of some tactical tricks. Some problems very simple and some very tough but it's all learning. You have to solve against clock which adds something I think. It's free. Have a look.
Yes, its very good. Playing at speed has always been one of my main failings at chess. After 2 months and about 1500 tactics, I've increased my rating on there by about 60 points on there, with more to come, I think.
An excellent accompanying website is http://www.chesstactics.org/, where you can read some theory on the tactics you'll be practising on emrald.